Growing private wealth and marine developments in the country and across the region has created a thriving leisure boating community in Qatar, according to the country’s market leader for yachts and boats, Gulf Craft.
Speaking at the award-winning builder’s 6th annual Exclusive Preview event at The Pearl – Qatar, Gulf Craft Chairman Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali said the company is witnessing an increased interest for recreational cruising among Qatar’s affluent millennials – a trend that is being propelled not only by spending power, but also by rapid development in the region’s leisure marine sector.
Included among these developments is the recently announced plan by the Ministry of Transport and Communications to add 1,000 berths for private boats and ships across four harbours in Al Ruwais, Al Khor, Al Zakhira, and Al Wakra. The Pearl – Qatar continues to be a destination for boating enthusiasts, with its pleasant waters, safe beaches and award-winning marina infrastructure.
Accounting for more than 40% of Qatar’s market share for leisure craft, Gulf Craft celebrated its 35th anniversary with an impressive showcase of 16 yachts and boats, ranging from 31 feet to 125 feet in length, and includes the country debut of the builder’s latest masterpiece, the Majesty 100.
The first in Gulf Craft’s super yacht collection, the Majesty 100 is a shining example of the builder’s legacy of maximising the use of onboard space. This unique feature allows guests sitting within the copious fly-bridge sky lounge area to enjoy breathtaking views of the vast seascape, but with the added luxury and comfort offered by indoor living. So whether passengers are looking for added privacy or protection from weather conditions, they can enjoy an uninterrupted cruising experience. Those looking for fresh air can simply slide down the glass panels and open the folding doors fully, enabling immediate and seamless access to the outdoors.
With stunning exteriors, interiors, naval architecture and design courtesy of Gulf Craft’s very own in-house Design Studio, the Majesty 100 features sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flow abundantly through the super yacht’s main deck. Meanwhile, two hydraulic extendable balconies fixed on both ends of the back-seating area offer passengers an effortless al-fresco experience while still having quick and immediate access to the craft’s main indoor living and entertainment areas.